Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine

Michael Moore's Academy Award winning and Palme d'Or nominated documentary delving into the controversial world of civilian gun rights, laws and culture in the US of A. Filmed in the wake of the Columbine High School massacre, at a time of 11,000 deaths per as a result of gun violence in America. Moore draws on interviews from the corporate and political world together with footage of the families and communities affected by guns and the laws that govern their use.

Best Documentary winner, Academy Awards 2003; 55th Anniversary Prize, Cannes Films Festival 2002
2002Rating: M, Adult themes, Low level coarse language120 minsUSA
DocumentaryFestival & Independent

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Time Out

Time Out

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Problematic yet essential, it arrives in theaters looking, if anything, even more caustic and timely than it did at its Cannes premiere.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

I hope the movie is widely seen and debated with appropriate ferocity and thoughtfulness.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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Moore really does look like a lone figure in the American media mainstream, challenging gun culture - a heresy in which the rest of Hollywood's pampered progressives have no interest.

4.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Both hilarious and sorrowful.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A flat-out brilliant cinematic essay on the issue of guns and violence in American society.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A brave and important piece of filmmaking that dares to ask questions that many people would prefer remain unsaid.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Problematic yet essential, it arrives in theaters looking, if anything, even more caustic and timely than it did at its Cannes premiere.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

I hope the movie is widely seen and debated with appropriate ferocity and thoughtfulness.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Moore really does look like a lone figure in the American media mainstream, challenging gun culture - a heresy in which the rest of Hollywood's pampered progressives have no interest.

4.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Both hilarious and sorrowful.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A flat-out brilliant cinematic essay on the issue of guns and violence in American society.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A brave and important piece of filmmaking that dares to ask questions that many people would prefer remain unsaid.

4.0

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